Cultivated Mozart Playing Undermined by Dogmatic Conducting

18/08/2017

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2017 Salzburg Festival [3] – Mozart: Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra / Václav Luks (conductor). Grosser Saal, Mozarteum, Salzburg, 13.6.2017. (MB) Read more

‘Sheer Beauty’: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse is Another Triumph for Gardiner’s Monteverdi Trilogy

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 (8) – Monteverdi, Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 15.8.2017. (SRT)

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Hana Blažíková (Minerva) © Michele Crosera

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Gardiner’s ’Fresh, Dynamic’ L’Orfeo makes for a Compellingly Theatrical Experience

18/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [7] – Monteverdi, L’Orfeo: English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir / John Eliot Gardiner (conductor), Usher Hall, 14.8.2017. (SRT)

--Fondazione Teatro La Fenice CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’ORFEO Direttore Sir John Eliot Gardiner Regia Elsa Rooke/Sir John Eliot Gardiner Photo ©Michele Crosera

Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo © Michele Crosera

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A St John Passion Made Special through the Glorious Singing of Thomas Hobbs and Friends

17/08/2017

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2017 Vancouver Summer Bach Festival [2] – J.S. Bach, St John Passion: Gli Angeli Genève [Jenny Högström, Aleksandra Lewondoska (sopranos), Thomas Hobbs, Robert Getchell (tenors), Stephan MacLeod (bass/director)], Alex Potter (countertenor), Sumner Thompson (baritone), Vancouver Cantata Singers (dir. by Paula Kremer), Pacific Baroque Orchestra/Alexander Weimann (conductor), Chan Centre, Vancouver, 11.8.2017. (GN)

Tenor Thomas Hobbs at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

Thomas Hobbs (tenor) at the Vancouver Bach Festival © Jan Gates

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Stuart Skelton Is Peter Grimes at the Edinburgh International Festival

16/08/2017

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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 [6] – Britten, Peter Grimes (concert performance): Soloists, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus, Edvard Grieg Kor, Collegiûm Mûsicûm, Students from the Royal Northern College of Music/Edward Gardner (conductor), Usher Hall, 13.8.2017. (RP)

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

Stuart Skelton © Sim Canetty-Clarke

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Aida at Salzburg: A Superior Performance of a Flawed Work

15/08/2017

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2017 Salzburg Festival [2] – Verdi, Aida: Soloists, Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus (chorus master: Ernst Raffelsberger), Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra / Riccardo Muti (conductor). Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg, 12.8.2017. (MB)

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Verdi’s Aida (c) Salzburger Festspiele/Monika Rittershaus

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Young Cast Sail To Success Aboard H.M.S. Pinafore in Harrogate

15/08/2017

Gilbert & Sullivan – H.M.S. PinaforeFestival Youth Production, Harrogate Festival, Savoy Theatre, Harrogate, Yorkshire 12.8.2017. (RJW)

Photo credits © Jane Stokes (DJ Stotty Images)

H.M.S. Pinafore © Jane Stokes (DJ Stotty Images)

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Aspen Music Festival (12): Khachatryan Makes Aspen Debut, Fairouz Premiere With a Broadway Baritone

15/08/2017

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Aspen Music Festival [12] – Beethoven, Lash, Salzédo, Mohammed Fairouz, Schubert, R. Strauss: Soloists, Aspen Chamber Orchestra / Hans Graf (conductor), Aspen Contemporary Ensemble / Stephen Burns (conductor), Aspen Festival Orchestra/Rafael Payare (conductor). Benedict Music Tent, Harris Hall. Aspen, CO. 11-13.8.2017. (HS) Read more

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